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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 8 April 2004

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 8 April 2004

Questions to Ministers

1. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: Has he received any reports on the possible introduction of voucher funding for education?

2. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs: How does she intend to carry out her delegated ministerial responsibility relating to the Treaty of Waitangi public information programme over the next month?

3. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: What action will the Government take following the Ministry of Health's "Looking Upstream" report which concluded that diet is the main cause of death in New Zealand?

4. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does her statement yesterday that the Crown will be vested with "full legal and beneficial ownership" of the foreshore and seabed also guarantee that all New Zealanders will be treated equally in relation to the Government's proposed legislation?

5. DAVE HEREORA to the Associate Minister of Health: What changes has the Government announced to improve access to healthcare for older New Zealanders?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Does his estimated cost to the taxpayer of $247,000 associated with Ahmed Zaoui include the cost of lawyers acting for the Crown, Security Intelligence Service costs, legal costs surrounding the removal of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security from the Zaoui case, and the cost of any experts or witnesses who have given information pertaining to the case; if so, what is the total amount?

7. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: What requirements will be placed on individuals and local authorities by the recognition of what she has called "the ancestral connection Maori have with particular areas of the foreshore and seabed"?

8. MURRAY SMITH to the Minister of Education: Is he satisfied that schools are providing a well-rounded education for our children?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Deputy Prime Minister: What is the "redress" the Government's proposed seabed and foreshore legislation creates where the new High Court jurisdiction leads to a declaration by the court of a "territorial customary right"?

10. PETER BROWN to the Prime Minister: Does she still stand by her statement made in 1999 that "We will continue to fund those border control activities which the State presently funds. Funding such core responsibilities has a far higher priority for us."; if not, why not?

11. MARK PECK to the Minister for Small Business: What reports has he received on economic growth in the small business sector?

12. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Deputy Prime Minister: Does the Government expect that Maori will demonstrate ancestral connection over the whole coastline given that the Associate Minister of Justice said on 3 March 2004 that "Maori already have customary title over the whole coastline."?

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